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Kalzip FC rainscreen system

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Kalzip FC rainscreen is a non-penetrative façade system that

incorporates a fast-to-install lightweight flat rainscreen panel,

suitable for both new build and refurbishment projects.

The main feature of the system is its flexibility which allows the

installation of the profiles to be carried out in two directions,

either from the top down or from the bottom up.

This choice of panel mounting direction is a unique benefit

which enables not only easier and faster installation compared

to conventional panel systems but also allows scaffolding

or subsequent construction work to be coordinated

independently from the installation process.

The system's innovative design and technical capabilities also

allow individual sheets to be removed and installed without

compromising the adjoining panels or the overall integrity of

the façade system.

Product advantages and

system characteristics

• Contemporary, visually stunning aesthetics

• Several different standard profile widths provide flexibility and scope for design

• Highly cost-effective through simple and fast installation techniques

• Optimised panel geometry means low inherent weight and reduced use of materials

• Variable acoustic and thermal insulation options

• A wide range of colour and surface finishes with edge folding as standard

• Fully integrated corner panels (optional)

• High structural performance

• Creation of fixed point with a specially designed fixed point clamp


Kalzip FC rainscreen system

Technical information

Installation and fixing

The Kalzip FC rainscreen system has been designed for horizontal installation and for use with all common substructures.

The panels are fixed into either proprietary individual clips or continuous modular rails which feature integrated plastic inlays that

lock the panels securely into place. The individual mono-click brackets can also be used for creating special details.

The modular click rail is typically supplied in three to four metre lengths. This is not only for practical handling reasons but also

where a break in the façade sub-construction is required to allow expansion between floors. A specially designed setting out tool

is available to ensure the correct spacing and alignment between adjacent rails. The same tool can be adjusted to accommodate

all standard profile cover widths. The system components have been optimised to enable the system to be adjusted and aligned

solely via the substructure. Fully integrated corner panels add a subtle yet harmonious detail to the building geometry and

enhance the overall aesthetics of the façade.

Installation from the bottom upwards Installation from the top downwards

Profile options and dimensions

Replacing a damaged panel

Panel suffers accidental

or deliberate damage


Damaged panel is cut along

its length

Lower part of damaged panel

is pulled down and removed

Upper panel is unclicked. Top

part of the damaged panel is


Materials and finishes:

FC rainscreen panels are available in stucco embossed

aluminium EN AW 6025 (AIMg2.5SiMnCu) and painted

aluminium EN AW 3004 (AIMn1Mg1) or EN AW 3005

(AIMn1Mg0.5) The profiles are available as standard in

a range of RAL / PVDF colours. Other surface finishes

are available on request including stucco-embossed,

AluPlusPatina, micro-ribbed, perforated and with

integrated recessed seams.

Protective foil:

All material is provided with protective film. Please

check with our Technical Services Department for further


Replacement panel is

hooked on

Panels are clicked into place to

finish repair

Flexible for all sub-structures in new

build or refurbishment

The Kalzip FC rainscreen system is suitable for all common sub-constructions. Adjustment

of the panels takes place solely via the sub-construction. The Kalzip FC rainscreen panels

can therefore be installed quickly and easily without the need for additional alignment.

The following systems are recommended:

1. Structurally effective modular click

rail SEL-40 on L-section (figure 1a)

or SE on U-section wall bracket

(figure 1b) The advantage of these

sub-constructions are that they require

very few compo nents. Quick and

economical installation is there fore

possible. Installation experi en ce is an

essential requirement here as the

components need to be aligned in

several directions at the same time.

figure 4

figure 1a

2. Adjustable aluminium

sub-construction pre-punched

mono-click brackets (figure 2)

The advantage of this sub-construction

is that it uses conventional systems,

onto which mono-click brackets can

be fixed in modular positions. This

sub-construction is recom mended

e.g. when there is a change in panel

cover width within the façade.

figure 1b figure 2

figure 3

3. Adjustable aluminium sub-construction installed

hori zon tally with structurally effective modular click

rail (figures 4 and 5)

In this case, there is a standard sub-construction (figure 4)

which is installed horizontally. The wall brackets may

require additional reinforcement (figure 5).

This sub-construction can be used in projects where

horizontal members are more economical for structural

reasons, e.g. in the case of ribbon windows. The

structurally effective modular click rail enables the

arrangement of the sub-construction to take place

independently from panel alignment and is therefore

the simplest installation solution.

figure 5

figure 6

Kalzip FC rainscreen system

Adjustable aluminium subconstruction

with modular

click rail (figure 3)

This option uses commercially

available systems without additional

modifications. The advantage is

economical and simple installation

(alignment takes place in two steps)

The structurally non-effective

modular click rail must be fixed to

the vertical L-section and at every

panel support.

4. Structurally effective modular click rail on steel

cassettes (figures 6 and 7)

This design is often used in industrial buildings. The

structurally effective modular click rail should be used

to accommodate different cover widths of the panels

and cassettes (figure 6).

Alternatively for higher thermal performance requirements

a continuously insulated steel cassette system can be used

as the backing wall (figure 7). When installing the modular

click rail on this system, please observe the steel cassette

manu facturer’s installation recommendations to achieve a

thermal break.

figure 7


Kalzip FC rainscreen system


Precision right down to the

very last detail

All Kalzip FC façade system components are developed to accommodate a

wide range of requirements and are harmoniously coordinated.

Detail example: joint

1 Kalzip FC rainscreen panel

2 Mono-click bracket

3 Angle profile

4 Wall bracket

5 Thermal break

6 Thermal insulation

7 Brickwork/concrete

8 Vertical joint flashing

Detail example: external corners non right-angled

1 Kalzip FC rainscreen panel

2 Mono-click bracket

3 Angle profile

4 Wall bracket

5 Thermal break

6 Thermal insulation

7 Brickwork/concrete

8 Flashing

9 External corner flashing

Corner panels

Both internal and external corner panels are produced in the factory to suit project

requirements. This gives maximum flexibility when detailing and fixing panels.

Corner panels with angles other than 90° can also be produced. For wind loading

and stability reasons, panels fitted in corners require additional supports. Please

contact our Technical Services Department for further information.


A full range of Kalzip FC rainscreen accessories is available.

Mono click bracket

Modular click rail ME

Modular click rail SE Modular click rail SEL

FC rainscreen flashing support FC rainscreen fixed point clamp FC rainscreen guidance snapper

Project case studies

Louisiana Superdome,

New Orleans, USA

Architect: Trahan Architects

Façade area: 34,000 square metres

Profile: Kalzip FC rainscreen 30/305R

Surface finish: AluPlusPatina finish in natural

aluminium coated with RAL 7016

The pictures were shown all around the world and the building

became the epitome of rescue from the forces of nature, when

Hurricane Katrina swept across the south east of the USA as

a devastating natural catastrophe in 2005. The city of New

Orleans was particularly badly hit and 30,000 citizens took

refuge inside the Superdome, the city’s largest building, in

order to survive the raging storm outside.

The Superdome, which still today is the largest permanently

installed dome construction in the world, only suffered minor

damage to its outer skin.

The refurbishment included an area of 34,000 square metres of

the innovative Kalzip FC rainscreen system. Further details are

available on our website www.kalzip.com

Spirit of Spice Warehouse, Willich, Germany

Architect: Dewey + Blohm-Schroder Achitekten

Façade area: 330 square metres

Profile: Kalzip FC rainscreen 30/300

Surface finish: polyester coated

The owners of the spice factory in Willich, Germany turned

their hobby into an occupation and established a company for

the manufacture and sales of spices in 2005. By 2010 its huge

success had made it necessary for them to construct a new

building, which houses rooms for production, administration

and also an apartment.

The open side of the elongated structure (in a recumbent

U- shape) faces to the north and west overlooking a nature

conservation area whilst the south side, which is clad with

Kalzip profiles, backs onto a 'mixed use' industrial estate.

The roof and wall surfaces merge into one another through

the building's shape and design. The standing seams and the

AluPlusPatina finish give the building a characteristic surface

that conveys quality and durability. The building, which was

conceived as a 'passive' house, is equipped with a geothermal

system, solar hot water production, controlled forced

ventilation and a 600 square metre photovoltaic plant making

it as independent of external energy supplies as possible. The

Kalzip profiled sheets enable the non-penetrative installation

of the solar modules. For the external façade, the architects

chose the Kalzip FC rainscreen system. Characteristic of this

system are the large panels, which provide the façade with a

calm and highly aesthetic surface.

Kalzip FC rainscreen system



Care has been taken to ensure that this information

is accurate, but Tata Steel Europe Limited – including

its subsidiaries – does not accept responsibility for

information which is found to be misleading.

Copyright 2011

Kalzip Ltd

Kalzip Ltd

Haydock Lane


St Helens


WA11 9TY

T +44 (0) 1942 295500

F +44 (0) 1942 295508

Email: enquiries.uk@kalzip.com


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